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Meredith Corporation New York City Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy
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  1. "Caution"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, conservative company with many good and talented employees in headquarters offices.

    Cons

    Company always quick to retreat from challenging quarters by cutting/closing businesses, to have a positive story of change for the markets.

    Advice to Management

    You have great brand sellers, time to look hard at your overall approach and your corporate sales organization, which is weak at best.


  2. "Vp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, fiscally smart iconic brands

    Cons

    Fiscally conservative, poor benefits lower end of pay scale


  3. "English - spanish translator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work, good results

    Cons

    non consistency on the assignments


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  5. "Liked the work, don't pay interns"

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    Current Intern - Art Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Art Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work on interesting photo shoots and projects

    Cons

    Internship was unpaid, felt a stipend was warranted


  6. "Great Experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A ton of great mentors who take an interest in your development

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say!


  7. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syosset, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syosset, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * opportunity to work with bright, motivated professionals
    * organization is actively pursuing non-print properties to diversify portfolio and break out of "publishing box"
    * collaborative corporate culture/friendly people

    Cons

    * limited resources for heavy volume of work
    * expectation to work on task force projects above and beyond heavy workload
    * need to improve on internal communication

    Advice to Management

    * invest in personnel to adequately address the heavy volume of work to truly deliver best-in-class deliverables for clients. Raise salary levels to attract great talent and retain existing talent.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Where mediocre talent goes for the long haul..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean work environment, good benefits, pay for cell phone plan

    Cons

    Print leads everything here. The websites are turned into glorified print subscription drivers instead of innovative digital standalone properties. Innovation and creativity in digital is bragged about but the only thing the company has going for them is their data. Staff comp plans and payout brackets are unattainable. Unrealistic growth is expected with no real strategy on how to achieve it. Mediocre talent is celebrated. People with ideas and creativity are stifled and told to conform to the "Meredith way".

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. You say Meredith is all about Women, and yet there are no women in upper management. There are no leaders for your predominantly female staff to look up to as mentors.

    Take a look at what the industry is actually doing in digital instead of trying to prop up stale digital offerings with mediocre marketing materials.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good and bad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and there is a good work/ life balance. Good opportunities to work collaboratively with other brands within the company.

    Cons

    There is a constant fear of job security. Shareholders are more valued than employees. The company boasts of enormous profits but goes 2+ years without providing cost of living raises, which are between .5 and 3%. For a company about women, there are almost no women in management. Most are marginalized and many are let go during the constant re-orgs.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel valued. Particularly those who are not commission-based and often overlooked.


  10. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and great people

    Cons

    The pace can tend to be slower, less sense of urgency

    Advice to Management

    no advice to management


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Part time editor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food and Wine Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Food and Wine Editor in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work with, good to have on the resume. Good growth opportunities. They have offices in Ny, Iowa and also staff can work from home.

    Cons

    Industry it's going down so the payment it's going to be low. They might ask for exclusivity even with a part time contract.



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